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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 89 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 89 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
Car Turns On But Won't Start Or Turn Over.
I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0 liter. Replaced Steering Column, car turns on but wont start or turn over. Also found a PCM diode outside shell melted but intact inside.
Why Car Will Not Go Into Gear
While in the yard turned off the car will not go into gear. While driving I can stop at a stop sign or red light turn off the car put it into gear and crank it up again. It will not shift into gear ...
Should I Have The Service Station Replace My Calibers For Free?
My Ford Focus just had front brakes pads and resurfaces rotors. When bringing it home there was a bad smoking smell so we turned around and brought it back to the service station. Now they want to r...
Desperate To Find Out Why 2003 Ford Focus Zts Has Jumpy Idling And Will Cut...
The check engine light has been on for awhile now, and every time I have it checked, it says misfiring in cylinder 4, which I knew already, but everyone seems to think that wouldn't affect the sh...